Cigarette Companies Start to Show Signs of Vapor Cigarette Popularity

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As the popularity and usage of vapor cigarettes rises, it is no surprise that sales of tobacco cigarettes will start to suffer. Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has recently forecasted lower-than-expected profits for 2014. In a presentation to their investors, they cite the decline is due to headwinds from currency fluctuations and challenges in the tobacco industry.

In addition, Philip Morris stated that their troubles in Europe and Asia (specifically offering discounts in Australia), along with changes to production cuts, will also have an effect on earnings.

Philip Morris expects their full-year-per-share earnings (EPS) to be in the range of $4.87-4.97. This number is down from their previous prediction of EPS of $5.09-5.19. This announcement sent Philip Morris shares down.

This decrease in profit is including a charge of $495 million coming from the anticipated closure of their production company in the Netherlands set to occur sometime later this year. The decision to close their production facility in the Netherlands stems from challenges in Europe—specifically, problems relating to a lag in growth. This has led Philip Morris to slash their operations on the continent. Currency fluctuations in Asian developing countries have also been a drag on Philip Morris’ earnings in recent years.

As people are becoming more health conscious, the sale of cigarettes has declined worldwide. While Philip Morris is the largest tobacco company, they have not been immune to the major shift in the tobacco industry.

Vapor cigarettes and electronic smoking are one the reasons for this decline in sales.

The smoke-free nicotine delivery devices have caused concern in the long-term for the major tobacco companies. That said, most have begun moving into the vapor cigarette business themselves in order to arrest the decline. For example, Philip Morris recently announced the acquisition of Nicocigs, Ltd, a UK-based vapor cigarette company.

Even with the decline in the tobacco industry, Philip Morris is the largest publicly traded tobacco company. They are the worldwide maker and seller of Marlboro cigarettes.

If you’re looking for a smoke-free alternative, vapor cigarettes may be your answer.

Please visit our main site to browse our selection of both starter kits and disposable vapor cigarettes. In addition, you can also browse our blog and knowledge center for helpful tips and insights about this revolutionary way to get the nicotine your body craves without many of the risks of traditional methods.

CVS: Moving Towards a Smoke-Free Future

CVS-quits-for-goodIt seems that tobacco is less fashionable than ever these days, and major national pharmacy, CVS has made it clear they are pushing ahead towards a smoke-free future. Earlier this year, the pharmacy chain stated that as of this fall they would no longer be carrying tobacco products in any of their locations. Last week, ahead of schedule they announced that they had changed their name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health, and have officially finalized the plan to discontinue all sales of tobacco products.

The pharmacy, which has become more than just a pharmacy and convenient store over the past decade, has made many changes to provide a variety of different health services to their clients. Along with their CVS “Minute Clinics,” they offer services that range from blood-pressure checks to administering vaccinations and flu shots, along with all traditional pharmacy services. While pharmacies are known for carrying products of all varieties, from personal care, to over the counter drugs, having a mini grocery selection, toys and stationary supplies, CVS’ focus has now shifted towards wellness, and carrying tobacco products, which are blatantly known to cause a variety of deadly diseases, does not fit with their healthful persona. Understanding the importance of maintaining an image of health, tobacco simply does not belong.

Such a drastic change in a major corporation shows where the tobacco industry is headed and where people are headed as well. The general public is much more concerned with their health nowadays and many are choosing other options and alternatives to tobacco cigarettes. This is exactly why electronic cigarettes have been so successful.

E-cigarettes have been a major boon for cigarette smokers. They have enabled smokers to have an alternative that truly replaces all of the things they love about smoking, and do so without the negative attributes such as the smoke, tar, odor, and actual tobacco. They are nearly identical to traditional cigarettes, as the user puffs on them in the same manner, inhales a cloud of vapor that replicates the feeling of smoke hitting the back of the throat, fills the mouth with savory flavor, and leaves the familiar feelings of nicotine.

While CVS is not (yet) embracing retail sales of electronic cigarettes, many of their competition brands are already doing so. We applaud their efforts as a corporation in going completely smoke-free and know the new changes are an excellent move in the right direction.

World Health Organization Attempts More Regulations on Electronic Cigarettes

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Over the past 9 years, the electronic cigarette industry has produced over 400 different brands of choice and has become a 3 billion dollar industry.  Despite the success of the ever popular vaping experience, it has not come without controversy and serious attempts of regulation.

On August 26th, WHO (World Health Organization) released a new report which contained the following regulation attempts.

  • Impede promotion to non-smokers and young people;
  • Minimize potential health risks to e-cig users and nonusers;
  • Prohibit unproven health claims about e-cig; and
  • Protect existing tobacco control efforts from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry

The report states that these regulations are needed because electronic cigarettes represent an “evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control.”

The report does state that more research is needed in various areas of electronic cigarette usage but that they are highly concerned about the advertising of many fruity and candy like flavors and believe they are a serious appeal to young users.  They believe this could attract a young person to begin e-cig usage that has never even tried traditional smoking. The report also states that from the years 2008 to 2012 electronic cigarette usage has doubled among this age group.

Some other conclusions in the findings are that WHO believes there is insufficient evidence that electronic cigarettes can actually help a traditional cigarette smoker quit smoking and make the switch.  WHO recommends that analog smokers be encouraged to quit through other methods of already approved treatments.

The report also states that the vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can’t be proven to be merely water vapor.  The WHO also believes there can still be chemicals that could potentially harm pregnant women and adolescents.

Only time will tell what will become of these regulation attempts.  There will be a meeting in October in Moscow to discuss the findings in the WHO’s report.

Whatever becomes of the regulation attempts, at Eversmoke we believe to never sell to anyone under the age of 18.

To learn more about our assortment of electronic cigarette products, continue to browse our blog and knowledge center.  We look forward to you becoming a very happy vaping customer!

EverSmoke Batteries: The Technology Behind the Scenes

EVERSMOKE9EverSmoke batteries are pretty amazing. Like most other e-cigarette batteries on the market, EverSmoke batteries use lithium ion technology. They are constructed of lithium and carbon materials, and this makes them lightweight and ultra-powerful. Here’s a deeper look into the technology behind these batteries, how they work and what makes them so ideal for electronic smoking.

Lithium ion batteries were first released in 1997, they are used in all varieties of different devices including smart phones, other types of mobile phones, tablets, laptops, digital cameras, video game consoles, flashlights, power tools, hybrid vehicles, electric wheelchairs, model aircraft, and even the Mars Curiosity Rover. Amazing right?

Unlike older battery models that worked on electronic charges using liquid solvents, lithium ion batteries work with solid polymer composite. This enables the electrodes and separators which are responsible for generating the charge to be limited to one another. This enables the battery to be encased within a flexible casing, as opposed to a metal casing, enabling them to be shaped specifically for certain devices creating an individualized fit. This equates to greater versatility all around.

Here are some of the many benefits lithium ion batteries bring to the world of electronics:

  • Lithium ion batteries are very lightweight batteries.
  • Lithium is a highly reactive element, and this allows lithium ion batteries to hold a lot more stored energy.
  • They hold battery charges much longer per month than older style batteries. Lithium ion batteries lose only about 5% of their charge each month compared to the much higher rate of 20% of loss for older types of batteries.
  • Lithium ion batteries do not need to be fully discharged before recharging.
  • Lithium ion batteries are not only strong, but they are exceptionally durable. They can handle hundreds of charging cycles in their lifetime.

As excellent as lithium ion batteries are, they do come with a few pitfalls unfortunately:

  • Lithium ion batteries begin to degrade once they leave the factory.
  • They are extremely sensitive to heat and exposure can cause them to degenerate very quickly.
  • Continually completely discharging lithium ion batteries can destroy them
  • They are more expensive batteries due to the technology involved.

Lithium ion batteries are the power behind electronic cigarettes, and you can surely see why. This amazing technology allows smokers to have a device that enables them the same pleasure without smoke tobacco and tar, with quality, durability and convenience. Innovation is incredible, isn’t it?!

How to Perfect Your Technique

9Using any device, technology, or product can come with its share of ups and downs when figuring out how to get the best performance from it. When it comes to vaping, one thing we can’t stress enough is how important it is to get the feel and the technique right. So if you are new to using electronic cigarettes, or are interested in finding out how to get better performance results from your e-cigarettes, do yourself a quick little favor and read these tips!

-Experiment, experiment, experiment! Can you tell we believe in the merits of experimenting to find what works for you? Don’t expect the first go to be the perfect match. You didn’t marry the first person you ever dated, right? Same goes for trying anything else that’s new; leave your options open, try different flavors, nicotine strengths, and e-cigarette styles until you are totally satisfied.

-Try different flavors. Just because you were a smoker and used and are used to tobacco doesn’t mean all of our other exciting flavors won’t appeal to you. Change can be awesome and sometimes it’s just the trick to make your vaping go over easy.

-Vaping is not the same as tobacco smoking, and your drags are going to be different. Long, deep drags are the way to go unlike the short quick drugs typical when smoking tobacco cigarettes. In fact, the longer and slower the drags, the better.

-Enjoy all of the sensations. When you hold your vapor in (longer than you would with tobacco cigarettes), the feeling can be amazing!  Try it!

-Get really familiar with your cartridges, learn how to use them properly, how they work, and how to detect when the liquid is running low. They are major components to the experience, and if your cartridge doesn’t have enough e-liquid in it, it’s not going to perform properly.

Understand the basics of choosing a nicotine strength. Most smokers use a level around 18 mg; heavy smokers (two packs a day) would probably be most comfortable 24 mg; a casual smoker would probably enjoy 6 mg. Our suggestion is to start off with a lower level than you would typically go with so that you can see exactly what’s comfortable for you and where you can increase or decrease the nicotine.

The most important factor when vaping  is your satisfaction, so tweak these techniques and put them into play to get the most out of your experience when using electronic cigarettes. Be patient when vaping, consider that there is a learning curve involved when you first start. If you need more information or resources please feel free to browse the EverSmoke knowledge center. Your enjoyment and success when using our electronic cigarettes is our goal so please do not hesitate to explore the many options and resources we make available!

Smoking’s Effect on Skin and Eyes

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Smoking can have an effect on your skin and eyes. Effects can range from minor to major. For those wishing to lower their risk of smoking-related health problems (including those that effect the skin and eyes), switching to electronic cigarettes can be a smoke-free alternative nicotine delivery system.

Eye problems

Over time, smoking cigarettes can put strain on your eyes. In fact, smoking can make you four times more likely to feel unrested after sleeping. This is probably due to a low level of withdrawal from nicotine while sleeping. Smoking can also raise your risk of developing cataracts due to more oxidative stress. Continued smoking increases the risk of developing cataracts by 22 percent.

Skin ailments

Carbon monoxide, one of the chemicals produced when tobacco burns, displaces oxygen in your skin. This can leave your face wrinkled and gaunt. Smoking also robs the body of essential nutrients that help protect and repair your skin.

Certain ailments that involve skin can also be more prominent amongst smokers. Smokers suffering from psoriasis (an autoimmune skin condition) can aggravate their condition by exposing their systems to the chemicals in tobacco smoke. Furthermore, the longer you smoke, the higher the chance you could develop psoriasis.

Another way smoking can affect your skin is increasing your risk of skin cancer. While most people associate skin cancer with sun exposure, smokers are actually three times as likely to develop skin cancer as nonsmokers are.

Eversmoke is one of the most popular electronic cigarette brands on the market. You can browse our blog and knowledge center to learn more about vapor smoking.

Ways to Save with EverSmoke

EVERSMOKE5EverSmoke not only gets you the best e-cigarettes and cartridges around, we also offer a tremendous amount of different ways to save money.  As one of the best reasons to switch, the savings with electronic smoking can be incredible. Here is a look at the many incentives EverSmoke avails to those who wish to use their top rated electronic cigarettes, and get the most for their money as loyal customers.

Home Delivery Program

The Home Delivery Program gives you so many benefits at no cost, while saving you money. It’s foolish to not sign up if you are an EverSmoke user, and having the many conveniences that come with being a member are so worth the 30 seconds it takes to sign up. Here is a look at the great reasons to join:

  • Recurring monthly deliveries; no having to remember to reorder cartridges. You set the frequency.
  • 20% savings on all cartridges for being a member.
  • No commitment or contract; sign up when you want, leave when you want.
  • Lifetime warranty for all of your e-cigarette parts.
  • Costs nothing to join, costs nothing to stay a member.

Refer-a-Friend

When you tell your friends about EverSmoke e-cigarettes and they become customers themselves as a result, we want to make sure you get hooked up with the Refer-a-Friend program! In which case, you will get a $25 gift certificate. But that’s not all! Your friend will receive a 10% off coupon towards their first purchase and you will also receive 10% off towards your next purchase.

Ever Rewards

We totally reward our customers’ loyalty and just by being a customer you will receive loyalty reward points. For every dollar you spend with us you earn 1 point. When you hit 200 points, or have spent $200, you will get $20 to spend with us, which comes out to big savings! Loyalty pays, and we reward with Ever Rewards!

We want you to enjoy every aspect of using EverSmoke e-cigarettes, and part of that is making sure you get rewarded, get taken care of, and save even more money. When we say we’re all about our customers’ satisfaction, we mean it!

Cartridges VS Liquids

EverSmoke-cartridges-e1336266299663The many different types of e-cigarettes out there have their pros and cons; there truly is something for every type of vaper. Whether you’re into extreme high performance and controlling every little detail, or you just want simple, straight-forward pleasure, there are electronic cigarettes that will get the job done. If you’re not sure which method you want, keep reading to learn about the benefits of using pre-filled e-cig cartridges!

-Easy to use. Some people want things to be really simple, and cartridges are just that. You take them out of the package, connect them to the battery and you’re set. No additional effort required.

-Convenient. You can swap out an old cartridge for a new one just about anytime, anywhere in seconds. The screw-on/ off design is oh so simple, and you don’t have to worry about the perfection required when filling liquids yourself.

-Typically cartridges come in a large assortment of flavors and nicotine strengths. EverSmoke e-cig cartridges are available in 10 different flavors and 5 different nicotine strengths, including nicotine-free. If you want the option to try all of the offered flavors, a Sampler Pack is available.

-Each cartridge lasts around the equivalent of 1.5 packs of cigarettes, which make them very cost effective and easy on your wallet.

-They travel with ease. If you’re on the go, or happen to be traveling, cartridges are very convenient to bring along, as opposed to liquids. Because there is little effort involved in changing them,  no issues with spontaneous leaks, no need to be carrying around bottles of liquid, and the fact that cartridges fit just about anywhere quite securely, they are ideal for traveling.

-A simpler product requires less thought; you don’t have to think about different tanks and atomizers, and whether they’re compatible with your battery. All EverSmoke batteries work with all EverSmoke cartridges.

Don’t get us wrong, we love advanced vaporizers, but sometimes a basic product is what you need. Using e-liquids can offer incredible experiences and can be just the right thing for certain users, however cartridges are loaded with positives as well. Making the choice shouldn’t be difficult, and if you’re not sure which will tickle your fancy more, try both options!

 

E-Cigs: Great for Saving Money and the Economy

Improve-the-EconomyIf you’re an e-smoker, you are probably aware of how amazing e-cigarettes are for so many reasons, however one of the best is that they are having an excellent effect on the economy. Here’s a look at how this amazing industry is contributing to the growth of our economy.

-Most electronic cigarette businesses are small businesses, and small businesses drive the economy. It is a positive sign of economic recovery when individuals are starting businesses and succeeding. Many e-cigarette businesses are mom-and-pop endeavors, which add jobs, services, and revenue to their local communities.

-Innovative products contribute to growth. Technology is everywhere, and people are more and more interested in technologically advanced products. E-cigarettes provide an advanced method of a traditional product; cigarettes, while adding benefits, eliminating negatives, and fulfilling needs while costing less.

-Added jobs. As the electronic cigarette industry grows and expands, despite the predictions of e-cigarette regulations, the market’s need for workers expands as well in so many areas. The need for jobs shows economic growth and stability, as so many jobs were lost in due to the recession of 2008-2009.

-Sales are soaring. The e-cigarette market is growing into a $2 billion industry this year; which is no small feat for an industry that barely existed a decade ago. What’s even more exciting is that the industry is expected to continue this fast-paced growth, and statistics anticipate within 10 years the market will hit $10 billion annually.

-Smokers now have a valid alternative to traditional cigarettes, unlike cessation devices that do not provide the same sensations and feeling of smoking. As an “alternative,” electronic cigarettes give users everything they want, without actual tobacco, smoke, odor, or tar.

As you can see, the electronic cigarette market is having a very positive effect on the economy. This industry has inspired smokers to choose a more modern, more convenient product that comes with the benefit of being smoke, and tobacco-free. Business is booming, jobs are being added, and products are selling. It is definitely a great moment for the smoke-free movement.

Scientific Research Suggests Smokeless Cigarettes Less Harmful than Conventional

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With all the hoopla and controversy surrounding smokeless cigarettes, new scientific research is suggesting that they are likely to be much less harmful than the conventional cigarettes.  We know for a fact the statistics prove that conventional cigarettes can attribute to cancer, lung problems and overall general health issues.

Recently, an international team examined 81 studies where they focused on various issues surrounding smokeless cigarettes.  Some of the areas that were studied included:

  • Safety concerns
  • Amount and types of chemicals in the liquids and vapors
  • Use among both smokers and non-smokers

After reviewing much of the information, scientists agree that risks to passive bystanders and users are far less than the risks of conventional cigarettes.  However, they do caution that the risks for people with respiratory issues are unknown at this time.

They also concluded from the studies that there are fewer toxins in smokeless cigarettes than conventional.  Although, they contain some of the toxins from traditional cigarettes, it is at a much lower quantity.

Due to e-cigarette users breathing in vaporized liquid nicotine as opposed to tobacco smoke, scientists believe this is a healthier option.

They also conclude there is no concrete evidence suggesting teens and young adults who use smokeless cigarettes are likely to switch to traditional, and they conclude that the products do not encourage youth to begin conventional smoking habits.

Although, there is much research left to be done, this is good news for the e-cigarette smoker. There still remains much controversy as how to regulate smokeless cigarettes in the U.S. Many scientists conclude that based on their studies, smokeless cigarettes are indeed a healthier option.

For more information regarding e-cigs, please review our blog and knowledge center, or download our smokeless cigarette buying guide for everything you need to know to make an informed choice.  We at Eversmoke want to help you with the best vaping experience that you can have!